Technology will be a “game-changer” in addressing the changing trends in the teaching and learning of nursing and midwifery, but only if the various Health Training Institutions collaborate effectively to responding to the needs of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
It is on this note that the Deputy Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Mrs. Philomina Woolley has called on all health training institutions to embrace technology and adapt to the contemporary practice of teaching and learning.
Mrs. Woolley pointed out that the use of technology in administration, teaching and learning had become the norm in modern-day educational delivery.
“There is the need for training institutions to invest in that area to stay relevant and contribute to the health needs of the country”, she said.
The Deputy Registrar was speaking on behalf of the Registrar of the Council at a 3-day selection meeting of applicants into the Public Health Training Institutions (PHTIs) for the 2021/2022 academic year organized by the Health Training Institutions Unit of the Ministry of Health.
The meeting which was attended by all Heads of Health Training Institutions was held at the conference hall of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in Accra.
Making a presentation on leadership in the 21st century, Mrs. Woolley stressed that effective leadership is both a critical and an indispensable component of any functional administrative system adding that “organizational success depends ultimately on the qualities of its leaders and state of an organization is a reflection of the dynamism of its leader”
She urged the Heads of the Institutions to adopt the developmental leadership style which was about “getting your staff to work with you and not to work for you and by this, you will understand the weakness and strength of your team”
Other speakers from the Nursing and Midwifery Council were Mrs. Victoria Lamina, Head of Policy, Standards and Guidelines and Mrs. Miriam Bilson, Head of Documentation and Publication who made presentations on Appreciation of the 4th Industrial Revolution and Mentorship respectively.
The Registrar, Mr. Felix Nyante and the team from N&MC took the opportunity to respond to some questions from the participants.